Biography of C. A. Danolds
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Danolds, C. A., is of New England stock, his grandfather having been a native of Connecticut, who died in Avon, Genesee county, N. Y. The father of our subject was David, born in Connecticut August 5, 1788, and died at Galena Ill., June 18, 1846. He married Mattie Hosmer, who was born in Connecticut, November 17, 1790. Their children were: Samual, Mary A., Ezra, Charles A., our subject, born August 17, 1818, at Stafford, Genesee county; Truman W., Henry S., George I., and Mattie E. David first settled in Avon, where he carried on the brick business for several years, then removed to Stafford and engaged in the hotel business, and also in the milling and potash business. He next went to Batavia where he conducted a hotel three years. Removing to Elba, Genesee county, he followed various pursuits, and in 1833 came back to Oak Orchard, where he bought 2,600 acres of land, and took up farming on a large scale, employing fifty men Charles A. was educated in the common schools of Oak Orchard, and kept hotel there for ten years, then sold out and moved to Eagle Harbor in 1848. and engaged in mercantile business; he also owned and conducted four canal boats, and carried on a potash business. About 1852 he bought the farm where he has since resided, which consists of two hundred acres. He has been extensively engaged in the enlarging of waterways, having been engaged on the Erie canal, Champlain Canal, Chenango extension, and various locks, having built six on the Wellard Canal, besides the construction of the Elmira Reformatory. He was general superintendent of the Western Division of the Erie and Genesee Valley Canals for three years, and also bought and sold horses for the Government during the war. He is a member of Renovation Lodge No. 97, of Albion, and is the oldest mason in the county. He is also a member of the I. O. O. F. of Medina. February 16, 1848, he married Mary J. Patterson, born December 29, 1820, in Westmoreland, Oneida county, and they had three children: Charles P, born April 25, 1849, died July 10, 1861; Warren S., born September 3, 1851, married Emily Tarbell Searl, and lives in Albion; Carrie P., born May 18, 1854, married Sands Cole, jr., and has two children; Charles D. and Marc W. Mr. Cole died December 22, 1885.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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